Stony Brook Medicine News
3/21/2017 Medical Students Launch Careers at a Match Day Like No OtherShouts and tears of joy filled the scene as 119 fourth-year Stony Brook University School of Medicine students found out where they will launch their medical careers at the school's Match Day event. Medical schools nationwide hold Match Day each March. Stony Brook students matched to top residency training programs at institutions such as Yale-New Haven Hospital, University of California San Francisco, University of California Los Angeles, Johns Hopkins, Dartmouth, Stanford University, New York University, Mt. Sinai and Stony Brook Medicine. They begin their training in July.
3/9/2017 Discovery of a new Metabolic Pathway of a Known Lipid has Implications in Cancer, ObesityA collaborative Stony Brook University research team has discovered a novel metabolic pathway of the lipid ceramide, which is involved in cell death. The finding illustrates that ceramide is stored in lipid droplets, a step that may help to uncover processes necessary for cell death and lipid metabolism, and therefore has implications in the development of cancer or obesity. The paper is published in Cell Metabolism.
3/8/2017 Stony Brook and Suffolk Launch First Joint Admissions Nursing ProgramThe Stony Brook University School of Nursing and Suffolk County Community College have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to launch the Suffolk-Stony Brook Nursing First Program. The new program, the first of its kind on Long Island, begins September 2017 with an initial class of 65 students. Students will be accepted to an Associate of Science Degree in Nursing Program (at Suffolk) and be selected to move directly into a Registered Nurse Baccalaureate Program (at Stony Brook) upon completion of the Suffolk degree.
3/2/2017 Stony Brook Medicine Center Opens in Commack, Expands Healthcare for Long IslandersStony Brook Medicine opened a new, multispecialty center in Commack yesterday called "Advanced Specialty Care," offering the residents of Long Island more choices and flexibility when looking for the highest quality medical care.
2/23/2017 Nationally Recognized Physician Educator Named to Distinguished Teaching ProfessorshipLatha Chandran, MD, MPH, Vice Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and a nationally recognized physician educator, has been named the inaugural Miriam and David Donoho Distinguished Teaching Professor.
2/13/2017 Med Student Brings Magic to Patients at Stony Brook Children's HospitalStony Brook University School of Medicine student David Elkin is not your typical third-year medical student. In addition to studying to become a doctor, he spends his spare time spreading magic around the hallways of Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
2/9/2017 Shoveling Out: Seven Tips for Surviving Inconveniences Caused by Winter StormsAs each winter storm ends and it's time to get back the daily grind, getting out of the house and back on the roads could come with some risk and potential injury. Experts from the Stony Brook University Trauma Center share some tips that go beyond the usual winter safety driving advice and touch upon those often overlooked inconveniences that winter storms leave behind in order to decrease injuries and major accidents.
12/29/2016 Stony Brook University's Top Stories in 2016Reflecting on all that 2016 brought our way, Stony Brook University is taking a look back at the top stories that are shaping our future. Along the way, Stony Brook experts played a role in impacting the news of the day as we followed the road to the White House, the medical miracle that gave a young Congolese boy his smile back, global health advances in Madagascar, men's NCAA basketball and more. Join us on this look back at the top stories of 2016.
12/26/2016 Stony Brook Surgeons Reconstruct Baby's Skull using 3D Printing, Baby Celebrates First ChristmasMark and Nicole Bono never imaged that their beautiful baby boy would be undergoing head surgery at just six months old. When there was no change in baby Vincent's triangular-shaped forehead at two months, Drs. Michael Egnor and Elliot Duboys of Stony Brook Medicine explained a new, innovative procedure for craniosynostosis that benefits from the use of 3D printing technology.
12/14/2016 Holiday Safety Tips from Stony Brook Experts to Ensure the Season Stays Merry and BrightThe hustle and bustle that comes with the 'most wonderful time of the year' can unfortunately lead many to disregard of important safety precautions.
12/8/2016 Bahl Center Will Transform Approach to Precision Cancer MedicineUnderstanding the metabolism of cancer at its most complicated cellular levels is an essential approach to advance cancer research and patient outcomes. Add new imaging tools and technology that can map tumors with more precision than ever before and you have a new, one-of-a-kind translational research resource, soon to be located at the Stony Brook University Cancer Center. Stony Brook University held a dedication ceremony for the official opening of the new program on December 1, in its first laboratory space in the Health Sciences tower.
10/17/2016 Gearing Up for Flu Season: Prevention is KeyColder temps during the first months of fall are a stark reminder that people should start thinking about how to prevent the influenza virus, or the flu.
10/14/2016 Stony Brook Children's Shares Safety Tricks to Keep Halloween a TreatHalloween is meant to be the spookiest time of year, but no parent wants to experience a real scare on the special night. Stony Brook Children's experts share tips and tricks on how to steer clear from hidden health and safety dangers.
10/7/2016 First Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Center Opens in Tri-State RegionNearly 1,000 boys in the New York Tri-State area have been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) and, until now, had to travel out of the state for comprehensive care. Stony Brook Children's Hospital stepped into the void and is becoming a destination for care for those patients residing in the New York, New Jersey, Connecticut regions and beyond.
8/19/2016 Getting Your Kids Back-to-School and Back to SleepBetween the long summer days and fluctuating summer schedules, many families may find it challenging to help their children get the sleep they need without the protest -- the 10 to 13 hours for recommended for toddlers, 9 to 12 hours for school-aged children, and teenagers needing 8 to 10 hours.
8/18/2016 Scholars, Immigrants, Athletes: Stony Brook's Incoming Med Students Have Many Skills, FacesTheir paths into medicine are varied and inspiring - this is the Stony Brook University School of Medicine Class of 2020. All 132 incoming students officially began their training with the School's annual White Coat Ceremony on August 14. At the event the students received the physician-in-training white coat and took the Hippocratic Oath for the first time.
8/16/2016 Stony Brook Medicine Welcomes New Cardiothoracic Surgeons; Joanna Chikwe Appointed Chief of CT Surgery and Co-Director of the Heart Institute; Henry Tannous Joins CT Surgery TeamJoanna Chikwe, MD, Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital in New York City, has been appointed as Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, joining Javed Butler, MD, MPH, Chief of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine, as Co-Director of the Stony Brook University Heart Institute. Henry J. Tannous, MD, Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and cardiothoracic surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital, has been named Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
8/11/2016 Mount Sinai and Stony Brook Announce AffiliationStony Brook Medicine and the Mount Sinai Health System today announced that they are entering into an affiliation agreement that includes collaboration on research, academic programs and clinical care initiatives, effective immediately. The institutions launched the partnership to heighten academic and research synergies and to promote discovery, provide expanded clinical trials for both institutions, and achieve breakthroughs in understanding and treating disease.
8/5/2016 Drones Used to Improve Healthcare Delivery in MadagascarDrones have become ubiquitous in our society; there is a national drone film festival, a national drone racing championship, and drones are being used extensively by the military for surveillance. But what would the world look like if this technology were used to improve the lives of the global poor? For the first time in history, drones are being used in a new, life-saving way to improve healthcare for vulnerable rural communities where delivery of care is hampered by poor or non-existent roads. Vayu, Inc. and Stony Brook University, with support from Madagascar government and backing from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), completed the first ever series of long-range, fully autonomous drone flights with blood and stool samples.
8/3/2016 Ralph Macchio 'Revved Up' Awareness of Important Health ScreeningsOn Sunday, July 31, 65 classic and exotic cars drove to Stony Brook University Cancer Center to partake in the first ever "Revved Up For a Cure Car Show." Over 200 participants had the chance to meet "Karate Kid" actor Ralph Macchio, who was 'in the driver's seat' as celebrity host and judge, and to take photos with the '47 Ford Convertible Coupe from the hit movie.